Author Archives: Lois Ryan
Mar
05
2011

15 miles off Three Hummock Island. From the sked this morning we hear that most boats are on the move again. At Stanley last night we had a couple of new-comers and as we head to the Fleurieu (Hunter) Group … Continue reading

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Mar
04
2011

One of the exciting things about visiting new places is the chance to buy local produce. With the north-west being so highly-regarded for the produce of its lush fields, bays and waters, I’ve actually been a bit surprised to find … Continue reading

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Mar
03
2011

Stanley is proving to be an idyllic place to be marooned while waiting for the wind to change. In addition to the houses and other buildings around town that simply cry out ‘take a picture of me, take a picture … Continue reading

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Mar
02
2011

Stanley, and the fun continues. Seriously! With new crew arriving in a day or two, we got busy doing a couple of bags of laundry. In Stanley, the venue for this enticing activity is the local caravan park. And what … Continue reading

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Mar
02
2011

Stanley, and I reckon this is certainly the place to be right now. The fleet is again somewhat scattered, with one or two I think still at Beauty Point, some in the Mersey at Devonport, a couple at Wynyard, and … Continue reading

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Feb
28
2011

Stanley, north-west coast. Tied up securely in the fishing dock, thanks to Clint Walker from the Seaview Inn, and berth owner, Michael Hardy. Since our arrival a number of other VDLC vessels have turned up and we have assisted where … Continue reading

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Feb
28
2011

Location: off the north coast of Tasmania, between Devonport and Stanley. Last night was the cruise dinner at the Tamar Yacht Club. Not only a celebratory event, but a chance for crews who have joined from Geelong to also get … Continue reading

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Feb
27
2011

Tamar Yacht Club, Beauty Point. Another glorious day on the Riviera Coast of Tasmania! The morning sped by, comprising a walk along the river, a coffee at the local cafe, and provisioning at the well-stocked supermarket in Beaconsfield. Getting farm-fresh … Continue reading

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Feb
26
2011

This old saying, heard often from my husband, is now beginning to make sense to me. Mind you, it seems to be the men (and women) who are deteriorating faster than the ships! Our boats are cleaned, they are calm, … Continue reading

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Feb
25
2011

If it’s good enough for The Mercury, then mate, it’s good enough for me. It’s been a terrific day, but with a Cruise Values Session (drinks up at the clubhouse) in less than an hour I’ve got to whack this … Continue reading

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